The Emmys paid tribute to Alex Trebek during the ceremony's In Memoriam segment. Cicely Tyson and Michael K. Williams were also honored. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI | License Photo
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The 73rd annual Emmy Awards paid tribute to Alex Trebek, Cicely Tyson, Michael K. Williams and more during the In Memoriam segment, which featured musicians Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste take the stage.
Bridges and Batiste teamed up to perform Bridges' song "River," from his 2015 album titled Coming Home on Sunday.
Norm Macdonald, Larry King, Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Jackie Mason, George Segal, Ned Beatty, Markie Post, Yaphet Kotto, Hal Holbrook, Dustin Diamond, Marc Wilmore, Norm Crosby, Helen McCrory, Charles Grodin, Conchata Ferrell, Olympia Dukakis, Jessica Walter, Paul Mooney, Biz Markie and many more were also honored.
"We're trying to build a gentler, kinder society and if we all pitch in just a little bit, we're going to get there," Trebek says in a video clip that was played during the segment.
"I want you to know that I would not be here if it weren't for each one of you. I am everlastingly grateful," Tyson says in her own clip.
Cedric the Entertainer hosted the Emmys, which saw The Crown, Ted Lasso and Mare of Easttown winning big.
Betty White attends the media preview for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's Beastly Ball fundraiser at the Los Angeles Zoo in Los Angeles on June 11, 2015. The actress died
December 31. She was 99 years old. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo